The availability of all shades of blue restarted the fashion of the blue and white that had made the success of the Yuan and early Ming porcelains, using again traditional forms and themes along with interesting innovations.
On 7 April 2015, Sotheby's sold for HK $ 76M including premium an ovoid vase with tall neck from the Yongzheng period decorated with dragons, 39 cm high, where the blue was intense.
From the same period, a globular vase with a tall neck, 53 cm high in a lighter blue, that had belonged to the collection of President Hoover was sold for $ 5.9 million including premium by Bonhams on December 10, 2012.
The Yongzheng potters also made bottles of the moon flask type that had been one of the favorite porcelain shapes at the time of the Yongle emperor of the Ming.
On May 26 in Milan, Cambi sells a blue and white moon flask of Yongzheng period and bearing his mark, lot 255 estimated in excess of € 200K. This pretty piece 47 cm high is decorated with birds in a surrounding of leafy branches, two quails on one side and on the other side two geese including one in flight, a theme that was already used under the Ming.
This porcelain has an octagonal shape, which was a technical feat for realizing the transition with the usual bulge of the faces of the moon flask. This is a good example of the efforts of diversification in the workshops through the direct and attentive encouragement of the Yongzheng emperor himself.